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Gee, you are the man. The chain is pretty rusted and it squeaks when I ride. Some oil should do the trick.

Thanks for all the advice guys, I really appreciate it. This place is invaluable.
If the chain is that bad you probably want to save your self the headache and replace the sprockets and chain now. The price is minimal compared to the pain in the ass of a cracked or opened case from snapping a chain.
I was considering that but where would I buy these parts? Its seems almost impossible to find anything for a 200T.

Call Alternative Cycle in freeport. Ask for Mitch and see if the parts unlimited catalog has anything for the 200T. They should. If not Call Champion Honda in Westbury, Their parts guy is a cb750 nut and really good at getting me new parts for old bikes.

I strongly urge replacing the chain, but in a pinch soaking the chain in diesel oil usually helps relube a rusty chain and squeeze more life out of an old one, but you will need to replace eventually anyway.

Edited by - Geeto67 on May 05 2006 9:10:55 PM
 

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Honda uses the same bolt pattern on lots of different models. They may have different part numbers because of color or some other minor diffs. I would go down to your local Honda shop especially if they have been in business for a while with your old sprocket and see what you can match up. As far as countershaft sprockets go, Honda only used acouple of different sized shafts so something should match up there easily. If you have a salvage yard around check it out to. It is sometimes easier to match something up there because they are a little more used to people trying to make stuff fit. For suggestions, I would bet that the sprockets off of a cm185, cm200, cmx250 rebel, cb250 nighthawk, xl185,xl200, all would be good bets for fit. If you find sprockets that will fit off of a newer model at a salvage yard, but are in bad shape you can then order new ones for that model. Give it a try and get after it. There is always a way.
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Honda uses the same bolt pattern on lots of different models. They may have different part numbers because of color or some other minor diffs. I would go down to your local Honda shop especially if they have been in business for a while with your old sprocket and see what you can match up. As far as countershaft sprockets go, Honda only used acouple of different sized shafts so something should match up there easily. If you have a salvage yard around check it out to. It is sometimes easier to match something up there because they are a little more used to people trying to make stuff fit. For suggestions, I would bet that the sprockets off of a cm185, cm200, cmx250 rebel, cb250 nighthawk, xl185,xl200, all would be good bets for fit. If you find sprockets that will fit off of a newer model at a salvage yard, but are in bad shape you can then order new ones for that model. Give it a try and get after it. There is always a way.
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Which sprocket are you guys referring to?
Both. The front is your countershaft, and as said earlier should be fairly easy to cross because size and spline count usually match across several years and models. The bolt pattern on the rear is your next issue to match and same goes for that matching across a few years. Be sure to get the correct pitch(should be labeled 420, 428, 520, 525,..etc) in chain and sprockets.

Almost forgot, teeth count, I think the stock for your bike is front 15t, rear 35t, and 428 pitch, but you may want to verify those numbers.

scratch the above #'s thought it was the cm200

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Which sprocket are you guys referring to?
Both. The front is your countershaft, and as said earlier should be fairly easy to cross because size and spline count usually match across several years and models. The bolt pattern on the rear is your next issue to match and same goes for that matching across a few years. Be sure to get the correct pitch(should be labeled 420, 428, 520, 525,..etc) in chain and sprockets.

Almost forgot, teeth count, I think the stock for your bike is front 15t, rear 35t, and 428 pitch, but you may want to verify those numbers.

scratch the above #'s thought it was the cm200

Edited by - revolucien on May 05 2006 11:09:01 PM

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drain,

what these guys said, 'specially about sprockets matching other models. i had a honda sprocket that i used on my derbi from sprocket specialists. the back of the packaging had a sticker where it cross referenced the 30+ different models of honda two-stroke and four-stroke motorcycles, atc's, atv's, etc...that this thing fit on.

find a good local salvage yard and make friends. they will help you out over the years. replace the chain definately!

peace!

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drain,

what these guys said, 'specially about sprockets matching other models. i had a honda sprocket that i used on my derbi from sprocket specialists. the back of the packaging had a sticker where it cross referenced the 30+ different models of honda two-stroke and four-stroke motorcycles, atc's, atv's, etc...that this thing fit on.

find a good local salvage yard and make friends. they will help you out over the years. replace the chain definately!

peace!

tex

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There are no good salvage yards in NY. I had to go out of state to find a good motorcycle salvage yard.

Honda has the cross reference books as to what models share part numbers, and Parts Unlimited also does that on some aftermarket parts. First find out if the parts are NLA from honda, then go about finding alternatives.

Sprocket specalists lists the cb200 rear aluminum as part number 258 and the front as 5022X, and the chain as a 520.

Sprocket specalists can make you a custom rear sprocket if you have and original to send to them. It costs, but they can do it.

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There are no good salvage yards in NY. I had to go out of state to find a good motorcycle salvage yard.

Honda has the cross reference books as to what models share part numbers, and Parts Unlimited also does that on some aftermarket parts. First find out if the parts are NLA from honda, then go about finding alternatives.

Sprocket specalists lists the cb200 rear aluminum as part number 258 and the front as 5022X, and the chain as a 520.

Sprocket specalists can make you a custom rear sprocket if you have and original to send to them. It costs, but they can do it.

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There are no good salvage yards in NY. I had to go out of state to find a good motorcycle salvage yard.

Honda has the cross reference books as to what models share part numbers, and Parts Unlimited also does that on some aftermarket parts. First find out if the parts are NLA from honda, then go about finding alternatives.

Sprocket specalists lists the cb200 rear aluminum as part number 258 and the front as 5022X, and the chain as a 520.

Sprocket specalists can make you a custom rear sprocket if you have and original to send to them. It costs, but they can do it.

Edited by - Geeto67 on May 06 2006 11:44:49 AM
Thanks GEE, Ill check them out.

I bought Chain wax and lube up the chain and its seems fine. No more squeaking and it wasnt as rusted as I thought it was. Im still planning on changing it.

I also replaced the bulbs in the gauges and its all lit up.

Thanks for all the help guys.
 
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